There is an ordinary event that is set to have extraordinary consequences this month or at least speaks of extraordinary consequences ahead. That event is a Full Moon in your romantic sector on the 11th February. Nothing extraordinary about that, for this is a Lovers Moon, something that falls at this time every year. However, this is no ordinary Full Moon but a lunar eclipse. Eclipses aren't random, they don't just occur anywhere and can only fall close to the lunar nodes, those harbingers of fate. For the first time in two decades the North Node is drawing closer to its return to your romantic sector in May, something that will electrify your love life through to November 2018. This Full Moon is a glimpse into what lies ahead, but fate will also be in effect. Events around this romantically charged lunar eclipse could be a stepping stone for something yet to develop. The Moon is only in your romantic sector from the 9th February to the 12th February, but these could be fateful days. For this doesn't happen in a romantic vacuum. Venus, planet of love will return to Aries on the 4th February, where she'll spend the next two months. Everything points to something fateful developing on the romantic front. In the meantime, relationship tensions could run high this month, but only because you're starting to stand up for your own rights. As for where your relationships themselves are concerned, the focus shifts to the past. As Jupiter turns retrograde in your relationship sector on the 6th February, this will open the door to the past and second chances. Early next month Venus will turn retrograde in Aries as well, opening the door to the past and second chances on the romantic front as well.
There is something subtle but also confident about what is happening on the romantic front this month. Nothing screams that you have reached a game changing month for romantic matters, but this is definitely a good month. The focus is definitely on romantic matters. Apart from the Moon's visit to your relationship sector from the 16th February to the 19th February, there is no influence from the relationship gods. But then that is not unusual, despite the fact that recent years have seen a lot of relationship focus all year. There are important relationship developments this year, but not until later in the year. The Moon's monthly visit is a chance to listen to your emotional responses to relationship matters. Venus, planet of love will start the month in a social and serendipitous part of your chart, but on the 4th February will return for what should be a 24 day visit to a nostalgic part of your chart. This is the stop that Venus must take before returning to Taurus and on the 4th February that should mean she is just 24 days away, returning either at the end of this month or early next month, right? Wrong, Venus will eventually return to Taurus but not until June, returning to begin what should be a 24 day nostalgic trip down love's memory lane and then deciding she likes it too much to leave. Venus is slowing down and early next month will turn retrograde, spending another month retrograding back over the same stretch of love's memory lane that she'll cross this month. There are other romantic influences in the air this month that not only heighten a sense of romantic nostalgia, but a sense of romantic confidence as well. Romantically charged lunar vibes from the 12th February to the 14th February will accentuate this, boding well for Valentine's Day.
Jupiter and Saturn, the two most powerful planets in the solar system strike a powerful pose this month, each becoming even more entrenched in their ongoing missions. Saturn is now in his third and final year in your relationship sector. A clear sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you gives you a clear sense of what you're working towards. If there were going to be relationship challenges you'd know about them by now and are well into the rebuilding phase. So long as the communication lines are open, it is now more about the journey itself. In the meantime, Jupiter reaches an important phase in his 13 month visit to your romantic sector. On the 6th February Jupiter will turn retrograde, opening the doors to the past and second chances. A lucky year for love brings a chance to retrace your steps, with the potential for a do over. Yet this won't be all plain sailing with a repeat, later in the month, of some of the challenges you may have experienced between Christmas and the New Year. Jupiter will once again move into opposition with Uranus, but this time he's got company including Venus, planet of love. Yet while Mars and Uranus will both move into opposition with Jupiter, in the later days of the month Venus will turn retrograde before that happens. For now, the planet of love wants no part in any wakeup calls, but will be on hand to repeat the benefits. It has been 12 years since lucky Jupiter last turned retrograde in your romantic sector, with these wakeup calls more a chance to ensure you're not hiding behind old excuses. The Moon's return to your romantic sector on the 14th February and position here until the 16th February brings the promise of a romantically charged Valentine's Day.
That matters of the heart and all things romantic aren't on your radar this month is the norm, for this is not usually a romantically charged part of the year. Instead the professional gods are having a jamboree, so even if romantic forces do show up they will need to battle for some attention. In the early days of the month, until Venus leaves an adventurous part of your chart there will be a mix of romance and adventure into the air, with a need to bottle that if you can. Apart from that, your only chance for a romantic escape will be during the Moon's monthly visit to your romantic sector. Returning from the 16th February to the 19th February, these romantically charged lunar vibes manage to spend at least part of their time here over the weekend. Falling at a stunning point of the month for career matters, you will need to fight hard to make these few days matter. Your relationships have a bit more support. With Pluto in your relationship sector all year that was always going to be the case, but surprisingly you still have Mercury, planet of communication on board. Surprisingly because Mercury returned to your relationship sector in early December for what should have been a short 15 day push to give your relationships a voice and get the communication lines open. Yet after a retrograde phase and even leaving for 12 days earlier last month, Mercury is still here, still working to get the communication lines open. Mercury will eventually leave on the 7th February, not to return until early next year. Mercury has been here for so long that there is a danger of taking him for granted, something you can't afford to do. While romantic matters will have to wait their turn, Mercury is demanding that your relationships get their turn from the get go. The first week of February is all about working to ensure the communication lines are open.
That the focus is going to be on your relationships at this time of year is a given, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of February in your relationship sector. What is not the norm is for Venus to have not only been and gone, but how long ago she left. Venus left on the 3rd January, creating the largest gap between her departure and the Sun's arrival ever. Venus stretched the boundaries of the possible distance between the two to the very outer limits. This was both an advantage and a disadvantage. The advantage is that this gave you a massive jump on your annual relationship review, having spent much of December here she was able to give you a clear sense of what you want from your relationships, long before there was any call for reality checks. The downside is holding onto desires and expectations. Yet if Venus was early to leave then Mercury, planet of communication is late to arrive, finally returning to your relationship sector on the 7th February. After so much water has passed under the bridge, Mercury finally returns with the support to ensure the communication lines are open. This is the end of the line as far as your annual relationship review is concerned. The Sun will leave on the 19th February and Mercury on the 26th February, after which point you and your relationships will be on your own. This makes the lunar eclipse on the 11th February especially important, for putting pressure on the Sun this will bring any relationship issues to a head. With just days of your annual relationship review left to run, you want everything out in the open. While a relationship chapter is running its course, romantic forces are ready and waiting to steel all your attention. With support from Saturn in your romantic sector Venus, planet of love returns to an adventurous part of your chart on the 4th February, to kick off some romantic adventures over the coming months.
While the Sun won't return to your relationship sector until the 19th February, as you no doubt know by now you don't need the Sun to put the focus on your relationships. You moved into the year with Mars in your relationship sector and with Venus returning a few days later, together they both shook up and spiced up your relationships over the course of January. Mars left in late January, but not before leaving you with a clear sense of what you're fighting for. Venus, who returned on the 3rd January for what should have been a 24 day visit, should have left around the same time as Mars, but instead is still here. Venus will eventually leave on the 4th January, but reluctantly so, returning for a double dip visit in April. Venus is slowing and while this will eventually impact your relationships, the majority of this will play out in an adventurous part of your chart. Venus will return to find Mars already there, together creating a potent cocktail of passion and romantic forces that will continue to bubble away throughout the month. This is something that both matters of the heart and your relationships will benefit from. For on both fronts, nothing will ever really go off the boil. Even when Mercury leaves your romantic sector on the 7th February Pluto will stay on. Your relationships have even more ongoing support. Having spent over two months in your romantic sector, Mercury reaches your relationship sector in lightning speed, returning on the 26th February. Mercury will be on board, able to give your relationships a voice during the Sun's early days in your relationship sector, but also during a solar eclipse here on the 27th February. A New Moon brings an opportunity for new beginnings, but an eclipsing New Moon brings an opportunity for major or fated new beginnings. After so much water passing under the bridge over recent months, you'll be ready for whatever this might trigger.
That the spotlight is going to be on matters of the heart at this time of year is a given, due to the fact that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of February in your romantic sector. While it is also a given that with Uranus in your relationship sector from 2010 to 2019 the focus will always be on your relationships, not to the extent to which you find it this month. While this might see romantic and relationship forces in active competition, they are on friendly terms and will be more than happy to help each other out. Yet in saying that, what you have this month is a fairly mundane or ordinary romantic update, but something extraordinary developing on the relationship front. The Sun will continue to keep the solar spotlight on matters of the heart until he leaves on the 19th February. Mercury will move through, giving your heart a voice and putting heart and mind on the same page from the 7th February to the 26th February. While there are other romantic developments ahead, as far as planetary activity support is concerned, it ends with Mercury's departure. It is on the relationship front that something extraordinary is developing. It started with Mars' return to your relationship sector in late January and will continue with Venus' return on the 4th February, her earliest return in eight years. Yet it's not just Venus' early return but refusal to leave. It is here that Venus will turn retrograde next month, turning what is a normally short 24 day visit into an odyssey that will stretch out to early June. Expect some kickback from your own needs, especially in the later part of the month. Yet while this might see relationship tensions rise, this is simply a chance to balance what by then will be an extraordinary amount of focus on your relationships, to maintaining your own truth.
Long before the Sun returns to your romantic sector on the 19th February it is clear that something special is going on, even if to start with it appears you've just caught the tail end of this. After Mars left your romantic sector late last month Venus, planet of love is left keeping his romantic passions and fighting spirit fuelled in the early days of the month. This is the easy job for the planet of love, especially as she has been here since early January. The fact that Venus leaves on the 4th February should not be a worrying sign, for as well as the Sun and Mercury on the way, dreamy Neptune is more than capable of keeping the romantic flame burning. The only downside to Venus' departure, is that you must say goodbye to her, but not in the way that you normally would. Normally Venus would leave and not return for another year. Instead, the planet of love will turn retrograde early next month, bringing her back for a double dip visit to your romantic sector in April. While that is still two months away, two months is a lot better than 12 months, especially with the Sun returning on the 19th February and Mercury on the 26th February. While they will bring more reality into play, you can't turn romantic desires into reality without getting real. Venus will return after the Sun and Mercury have gone, making sure that she will eventually get the last say. This allows you to start the month with a lot of romantic confidence, while also happy to let the journey play out. It is on the relationship front that this is a surprise this month, though it is one that will feel very familiar. Back in October Ceres, dwarf planet and goddess of the solar system left your relationship sector, promising to return. She finally honours that promise on the 5th February. This is a complete restart, starting over from the very beginning again. Not due to leave until the 30th April, Ceres has returned to a mission to get right to the heart of what you crave and yearn for on the relationship front. This is preparation for a parade of support over the coming months.
No doubt you can already sense that there is something in the air, with romantic forces mounting a major comeback. It begins with two ordinary events that are set to have extraordinary consequences. It was the wakeup calls over Christmas and the New Year that first saw the spirit of romance awaken, though at the time it may have had to fight to be heard. Slowly, your romantic confidence is likely to have grown over the course of January, until the first ordinary event occurred. That event was Mars' return to your romantic sector in late January. That is nothing to dismiss, but returning once every two years you're due another fill up of his romantic passions and fighting spirit. It is Venus' return on the 4th February that kicks off what should be the most romantically charged weeks of any year. That is still the case, but instead of weeks, change that to months. Mars will spend the rest of the month fuelling your romantic passions and fighting spirit, while the 24 days that Venus will normally spend fuelling the romantic flame will come and go, with no sign that the planet of love is in any hurry to leave. Instead Venus will turn retrograde early next month, spending another month retracing all the steps she has taken this month. It has been eight years since Venus last spent this long in your romantic sector or opened the door to the past and second chances. To have Mars here at the same time is a real bonus. Yet back in 2009 Uranus, planet of surprise, synchronicity and the unexpected wasn't here. The romantic developments this month are something you have been preparing for, ever since Uranus returned to your romantic sector in 2010. February isn't just the most romantically charged month of 2017, but a gateway into some of the best romantic conditions you have ever seen. Buckle up and enjoy the ride.
Just when you weren't expecting too much on either the romantic or relationship fronts, mainly because this is not an active point of the year on either front, the love gods step up and surprise you. This year you can be forgiven for having that feeling you have when you get your birthday present early, then when your actual birthday comes along you don't have anything. At the time an early birthday present sounds great, but it can lead to a hollow feeling later down the track. That was the case when you moved into both your birthday month and new solar year just before Christmas and into 2017 with Venus, planet of love been and gone. Venus will normally move through with the Sun, but instead she left in early December and won't return until the final days of 2017. This was an advantage in that it allowed you to start the new solar year and 2017 with a clear sense of what you want from love. However, as the Sun doesn't return to your romantic sector until April, that's a long time between drinks. Fortunately you won't have to wait that long with Ceres, dwarf planet and goddess of the solar system riding to the rescue. Ceres is the mother of the cosmos, the planet that would tuck us up in bed and feed us chicken soup when we were sick if she could. Ceres looks after our needs and right now you're in need of a romantic top up. Ceres left your romantic sector in October, not by the front door but by retrograding back out. As she left Ceres promised that she would return, a promise she will finally honour when she returns to your romantic sector on the 4th February. Once she returns she's not going anywhere until reinforcements arrive and not due to leave until the 30th April she'll be here when Mars returns next month. From Ceres' return to Venus' eventual departure in late June, you won't be left without romantic support. The Moon will move through from the 3rd February to the 5th February, leaving just hours after Ceres' return. Ceres will return with romantically charged lunar vibes not only effect, but in effect for two days.
What should be a fairly ordinary month for romantic and relationship matters, in that there is not usually a lot going on at this time of year, instead pulls a rabbit out of the hat. A lunar eclipse in your relationship sector on the 11th February not only turns an ordinary Full Moon into something more fateful, but brings a massive clue that something is developing behind the scenes. Eclipses are no random events and will only fall close to the lunar nodes. The last lunar eclipse you had in your relationship sector was back in 2009. Back then it was because you had the South Node in your relationship sector, a force with deep connections to the past. The lunar eclipse this month is due to the close proximity to the North Node, a force that has links to both fate and the future. With the North Node moving into your relationship sector in May, for the first time since 2000 and a total solar eclipse here in August, fate is playing the first of many cards it will play over the course of the year. To start with this Full Moon might evoke strong emotional responses, push buttons or even trigger serendipitous moments and/or encounters that don't appear to make that much sense. It will only be months down the track, when you look back and join the dots that you'll see that this is when fate first made its way to your door. The Moon will move through your relationship sector from the 9th February to the 12th February and whether you are single, in a relationship or between relationships there is a need to pay attention to what your emotional responses are telling you. This is when Venus' early return to your communication sector makes sense, returning on the 4th February for what should be a 24 day visit aimed at giving your heart and your relationships a voice. Instead, while she will retrograde back out for a few weeks in April, she is here until early June. Venus will be on hand, able to give your relationships a voice during the lunar eclipse in your relationship sector on the 11th February and she'll still be here when the North Node returns in May. Apart from that a lunar eclipse needs to be left to play out, taking your hands completely off the wheel. The Moon's visit to your romantic sector from the 5th February to the 7th February won't be nearly as dramatic, but this will create some romantically charged days.
There is just the right amount of romantic and relationship support this month not to get in each other's way, while still bringing plenty of confidence on both fronts. After returning to Pisces on the 3rd January, as far ahead of the Sun as possible Venus, planet of love finally leaves on the 4th February. However, not before spending a month fuelling your romantic desires and expectations, a week longer than she would normally spend. Venus will also leave with a promise that she will return and she's not talking next year, which would normally be the case. Instead, Venus will turn retrograde early next month, returning for a double dip visit in April. Just knowing she'll return is incentive not to let the romantic flame burn down, knowing she'll be back to check on you. The Moon's return to your romantic sector just three days later will help in those early days, with romantically charged lunar vibes kicking in from the 7th February to the 9th February. After that you are on your own, but after such a good start to the month it won't take much to keep the romantic flame burning. It's on the relationship front that there is likely to be a boost in confidence, though you might struggle to put your finger on it. You can thank the Chinese lunar year for that. It was over the last weekend in January that a New Moon launched the Year of the Rooster, a year that for Pisces is an especially good year for relationship building and relationship matters in general. With the North Node in your relationship sector until May, there is already an authentic path carved out for these relationship forces to travel. This is a subtle influence, but with the Year of the Rooster extending out to the 16th February 2018, it will give your relationships a guiding hand for the rest of this year and well into next year. This makes the Moon's visit to your relationship sector from the 12th February to the 14th February an important chance to listen to your emotional responses to relationship matters.